Skyfire 2.0 set to bring Flash to iPhone

James Thornton


iPhone owners are in for a treat this week, when Flash video content will be finally be accessible on the device, through the new Skyfire browser. Apple has already approved the Skyfire Mobile Browser 2.0, which is due for release on Thursday. The app will allow users to watch Flash video content, which will get downloaded to the Skyfire servers, converted to HTML 5 then shown in the browser.

Annoyingly, there will be no support for Hulu in the new Skyfire, as the popular video streaming site has already blocked the developer from using its content. However, Skyfire 2.0 should allow access to Flash video embedded into web pages, as well as playing clips from sites such as Dailymotion, Google Video and Metacafe. Significantly, Skyfire has assured the protection of users’ personal data by automatically shutting off downloading to the company’s servers when someone is viewing a secure site (an online bank account, for example).

Being the first browser to fully integrate Flash video should be a massive boon for Skyfire, and will surely see it race to the top of the App Store upon its release. Check back on Thursday to find out our verdict on Skyfire 2.0.


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